AirDance New Mexico

Flying low over the high desert

Dara Minkin and Amy Bourque on our aerial cube,
from our November 2013, Whichever Way the Wind Blows

Photograph courtesy of Guadalupe Chavez

AirDance New Mexico is a company of multi-disciplinary artists who collaborate with each other to create exciting, innovative performances, featuring critically acclaimed aerial dances and multi-media theatrical works. AirDance productions incorporate trapezes, aerial fabric, swings, hoops, aerial cube, and invented apparatus and interactive sets, created from a variety of materials. Performances feature original music by local composers and may include original scripts, projections, unusual props, and whatever else may strike our fancy. AirDance shows seek to entertain while exploring our lives and dreams, shedding light on hidden aspects of our collective being. AirDance New Mexico also offers classes and workshops in the aerial arts and related disciplines for children and adults at our home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The company is available for special workshops and performances for your group or organization, both at our facility and at yours. AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Katy Andersen, Christina Cavaleri, and Joanna Furgal,
from our May 2014 show, Fight or Flight

Photograph courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

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 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization


2 Companies, 2 shows, 1 very special guest, and a workshop all in one ArtSpace!!


AirDance New Mexico Junior Company in an all-new show

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30 am **SCHOOL SHOW** SOLD OUT!
Free to school children, teachers, chaperones, and senior citizens
PLUS ...
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW

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Now starting its third year, the Flying Monkeys, aka the AirDance New Mexico Junior Company, presents a 45-minute sci-fi aerial adventure, featuring encounters with alient plantlife, altered gravity, a black hole, and more! Go to our SHOWS page for more information.


AirDance New Mexico Senior Company with special guest Charlie Faraday!

Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW
$5-$15 admission

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Pentimento is the AirDance New Mexico Senior Company's multi-layered spectacle, featuring all-new choreography in the air and on the ground, inspired by masterworks, amidst projected images created by interactive software designed by the incomparable Antony Baca! All to original music performed live by a chorus of women's voices! Plus our New Mexican aerialists will be blessed by the stunning Charlie Faraday performing on sillks, Saturday and Sunday. Go to our SHOWS page for more information.

Aerial Hammock workshop with Charlie Faraday

Monday, May 1, 2017, 6-8 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW

Remaining workshop spaces are very limited. Pre-registration required. For more information and to register and pay in advance, please go to our SPECIAL GUESTS page.

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Contact us:
E-mail AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418

Here's a quick highlight reel of our senior company's 2016 critically acclaimed shows. (Popular with audiences, too!) Videography by Aaron Hendren. Editing by Joanna Furgal. Music by string quartet, The Venus Rings, under the direction of Monica Demarco.

AirDance New Mexico classes at the AirDance ArtSpace,
3030 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque


Please visit our INSTRUCTION page which lists our offerings for the upcoming session.

In addition to our popular Monday and Wednesday Aerial Arts classes, we will continue with the new "Cleanditioning" class every other Tuesday, helping you smooth out those troublesome spots of your aerial technique. Plus, new company member Gina Shorten will offer a Saturday morning Capo-Contemporary class, open to all movement levels. Also, we continue with two classes for kids, Mondays and Saturdays.

INSTRUCTION page also lists rates for private and semi-private lessons, available by appointment.


Our semi-annual student showcase and community art fair

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1-4 pm
at the AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd. SW
$5 suggested donation

Twice a year AirDance New Mexico hosts a showcase and community art fair to show off the talents of our students, young and not-so-much, and to highlight the artisans of Albuquerque and surrounding areas at our South Valley home, the AirDance ArtSpace. The atmosphere is informal, festive, and supportive! Plus there is food, music, cool stuff to buy, and a raffle!

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Photography by Joanna Furgal

Monica Demarco, Gina Shorten, and Christina Cavaleri in the chandelyra featured in November's This Above All. And the Fighting and Flying Anti-Heroes of HeroQuest, our Junior Company's fabulous October 2016 show! Thanks and more thanks to the casts, musicians, crews, volunteers and to our very appreciative audiences!!

Visit our MERCH store...we have t-shirts, art, CDs, and more available here: AirDance Square Marketplace


AirDance New Mexico recommends Discount Dance Supply for quality dancewear, costumes, shoes, and more! Enter "Studio ID# 73394" and receive 10% of your first purchase and 5% thereafter every time you use our ID# and Discount Dance supply will reward your favorite AirDancers! (Discount applied at checkout.)

Shop at Amazon with THIS link and you will be supporting AirDance New Mexico with every purchase!

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Contact AirDance New Mexico:
Email: AirDance New Mexico
Phone: (505)842-9418


AirDance New Mexico performance montage 2012-2014

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Josh Burgess and Morgan Burman,
from our 2012 show, Fear of Falling

Photo courtesy of Jeff Hartzer

Congratulations to 2016 newlyweds Josh Burgess and Nathaniel Jones and Morgan Harris Burman and Stuart Burman!!

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We're working on our website. Meanwhile, here's a little of our day-old press (with more to come) ...

A glowing review of our April 2016 show, Masque Aspect.

Thanks to AbqARTS and The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens for this spot below from 2014!

Feature story about our February 2012 show, Fear of Falling, in the UNM Daily Lobo, "Free Form Falling"

KUNM "Performance New Mexico" interview Spencer Beckwith and Debra Landau (aired 2/9/12)

2012 Arts/Dance in Review "Audiences Heard the Dance, Saw the Music" Albuquerque Journal

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For quality dance clothing and shoes in the Albuquerque area, visit New Mexico Dancewear!

Donations to AirDance New Mexico of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted at any time and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law!

For more information:

AirDance New Mexico, Inc.
P.O. Box 25892
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0892
(505) 842-9418

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 AirDance New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Debra Landau

Artistic Director Debra Landau performs Spiderwoman in Albuquerque's KIMO Theater, 1998

"A circus [of] trapezes, trampolines and ropes. Monologues on everything from spitting to religion. Live rock music and videotapes. Are you thinking modern dance? Dancer/choreographer Debra Landau could change your mind about the art form."

Anthony DellaFlora, The Albuquerque Journal



AirDance New Mexico is in residence at the AirDance ArtSpace. Originally a church built in the 1930s, the ArtSpace has been renovated to include an intimate black-box-style theatrical performance space with beautiful, sprung oak floors and ceiling beams for rigging aerial apparatus, sets, etc. The building also has a foyer, a kitchen, and a green room. It is fully ADA accessible.

AirDance ArtSpace

phone: 505.842.9418

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AirDance ArtSpace Theater/Performance Space

photo ©2004 by Anthony Richardson



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